Getting Ready For Winter

Tuesday Nov 07th, 2023


Now that Halloween is behind us and the clocks have fallen back it’s time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the winter season. Making sure both your home and property  are safe & ready for the winter months ahead will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Did you know that the Ontario Fire Code  requires every home to have one or more working smoke alarm(s)? It’s also important to know where they should be installed, all the different options and how to maintain them so that you can keep your family safe and sound. To find out how many you need in your home, what the different kinds there are, and how to know they are in good working order visit our blog “SMOKE ALARMS: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers”  

A few more quick changes can make a big difference in how comfortable your home is and can save you money too. Think about switching the direction of your ceiling fans, it should be clockwise in the winter, and run at a low speed. Make sure you change your furnace filters and have both your furnace and your chimney serviced if need be. 

Next on our list is a great winter garden checklist. From making sure you’ve turned the outside water off to planning for early blooms in the spring, this check list

Still got energy to take care of business? Do you have the urge to purge but have no idea where to start? We asked local organizing & downsizing expert Justine McVeigh of Just Downsize to share some tips, tricks & techniques on how to reclaim your basement. Fortunately, it's never too late to start organizing that neglected space! Check out this blog post to find out what items are safe to toss: five things you can pitch, no questions asked.

Now you can sit back and enjoy all the colder months have to offer.


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